So...what's the difference between Company, Elite Company and The Force Company???
COMPANY (Bitty, Mini, Petite, Junior, Junior 2, Teen and Senior) A more disciplined approach to dance training focusing on continuing to learn and perfect higher-level technique, skills and choreography in order to help further challenge and enhance the dancer's current skill level and support moving forward with proper progression. Company Dancers will meet at least the mininum number of required studio class hours weekly qualifying them to compete at the Beginner or Intermediate Level of Competition with other dancers of similar skill-level who train similar number of hours.
ELITE COMPANY (Petite, Junior, Teen and Senior) A more disciplined approach to dance training focusing on further challenging the dancer's level of technique mastered and understanding of both physical and emotional control and expression in placement, movement and choreography, by continuing to build on and add to the dancer's skills and technical level and understanding. More time, financial commitment, work ethic, and dedication is required of dancers on an Elite Company. Elite Company Dancers Will meet at least the mininum required number of studio class hours weekly qualifying them to compete at the Intermediate or Advanced Level of Competition with other dancers of similar skill level who train similar number of hours.
THE FORCE COMPANY (AGES 7+) The Force Company is a select competitive dance Company of dancers chosen to futher showcase and exhibit their mastery and excellence in dance technique, style and performance. All Dancers ages 6 and older can be selected from their main dance company in a separate audition to also be a part of The Force Dance Company (The Force Company Dancers also train with and compete with their main Company group). Full dedication, commitment and work ethic is required of dancers that have also been selected to be a part of the Force Dance Company. The Force Dance Company will meet separately for an additional 3-5 hours weekly (depending on the age group), and will compete additional required routines at the highest level of competition and convention.
** NO FORMAL AUDITION FOR Bitty Company. Entry by invitation only. Private auditions can be arranged upon request for new G-Force Dancers.**
An intro level team that focuses on introducing young dancers to a more disciplined approach to dance instruction and the world of competitive dance, as well as further developing confidence, work ethic, skill, technique, stamina, strength and flexibility, poise and stage presence. Dancers selected have and will continue to develop the technique and skills necessary to sucessfully compete at level 1 or 2 of competition. Members must enroll in all required Bitty Company and Mini Company classes. Bitty Company will compete at least one group routine with the possibilty of a second routine (2 minimum required competition costumes). Mini Company will compete at least two group routines and production routine (3 minimum required competition costumes). ShowGroup members will be invited to participate in solos, duets, trios or other small group routines. Bitty Company and Mini Company will have a few extra weekend rehearsals on specified dates to prepare for competitions. Mini Company will attend one required local dance convention and one specified in-studio master class in August.
Petite Company (Ages 7-10) Junior Company & Junior Company 2 (Ages 10-13) Teen Company (Ages 14-17) Senior Company (Ages 16-18)
A competitive level team that further enhances and challenges each dancer’s technique, stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination, stage presence, and confidence. Dancers selected have and will continue to develop the technique and skills necessary to successfully compete at level 2 of competition. Petite Company, Junior Company, Junior Company 2, Teen Company and Senior Company will compete at least 2 group routines and production routine (3 minimum required costumes total). ShowGroup members may be invited to participate in solos, duets, and trios. Dancers will have extra weekend rehearsals on specified dates to prepare for competitions. Petite Company, Junior Company, Junior Company 2, Teen Company, and Senior Company Dancers will attend one required local dance convention and one specified required in-studio master class in August.
Petite Elite Company (Ages 7-9) Junior Elite Company (Ages 10-13) Teen Elite Company (Ages 14-16) Senior Elite Company (Ages 16-18)
A competitve level team that further challenges and enhancies the dancers techniq, strength, showmanship, poise, exposure to the arts and competitive spirirt. Dancers selected have and will continue to develop the technique and skills necesary to succesfully compete at the highest level of competition. Members must enroll in all required team classes. Petite Elite Company, Junior Elite Company will compete at least three group routines and production (4 minimum required costumes total). Teen Elite Company and Senior Elite Company will compete at least four group routines and production (5 minimum required costumes total). Showgroup Company dancers will be invited to compete extra small group routines and possible solo, duet and trio routines. Petite Elite Company, Junior Elite Company Company, Teen Elite Company, and Senior Elite Company Dancers will have extra weekend rehearsals on specified dates to prepare for competitions and will attend two dance conventions with competition as well as three specified required in-studio master classes.
A competitve dance Company that showcases the dancers' mastery and excellence of technique, strength, showmanship, poise, style, and performance based on each age group. Dancers selected have and will continue to refine and explore the technique and skills necesary to succesfully compete at the highest level of competition in additional routines with other The Force Compay dancers. Members must enroll in all required main Company classes along with the require The Force Company additional classes weekly. The Force Company dancers will compete in their main Company routines, additional The Force Company group routines and the main Company Production (3 minimum additional classes hours total). The Force Company Dancers will have extra weekend or weekday rehearsals on specified dates to prepare for competitions and will also be required to attend three specified in-studio master classes and two specified additional conventions with competitions during the regular dance season.
G-Force ShowGroup (ages 3+) An extra level of commitment is required of ShowGroup members. ShowGroup members must enroll in all team classes, and attend extra scheduled weekend rehearsals to learn choreography for various routines. Only a certain number of dancers will be chosen from their teams to represent their fellow team members and the studio as a ShowGroup member. ShowGroup dancers may have more performance opportunities and take part in small group routines, solos, duets and trios at competition and other dance events.
ShowGroup evaluations are held during the main company audition and also during G-Force 1-week Team Dance Training Camp after Competitive Team members have been selected. All Team members have the opportunity to be evaluated for ShowGroup placement. Any selected ShowGroup dancers will be notified through email after the main Company audition or within 2 days after the final intensive day.
ShowGroup members will have some extra weekend rehearsals to learn routine choreography and rehearse. There will be a different costume for each extra routine that a ShowGroup member takes part in. So that you can plan for the cost of costumes, competition fees and extra rehearsal time, you will be informed of the number of extra ShowGroup routines that your child has been considered for during the first few weeks of regular class session.
Jr. Hip Hop Force (ages 6-9) & Hip Hop Force 1 (Ages 10-13) & Hip Hop Force (Ages 13+) A competitive level Hip hop Company that focuses on hip hop style dance and technique and choreography. Hip Hop Force dancers showcase their dynamic and powerful style on the stage and at other appearances and opportunities throughout the year, leaving behind their personal mark in the world of hip hop. Jr. Hip Hop Force, Hip Hop Force and Hip Hop Force will compete one competitive hip hop routine. Hip Hop Force Boyz may compete an additional hip hop routine at competition. All Hip Hop Force dancers are invited to attend one out-of-state hip hop dance convention in the summer.
Junior Broadway Company (ages 9-13) & Broadway Company (Ages 10+)
A competitive level Musical Theater Company that focuses on performance, character, theater, stage presence, showmanship, story, technique and choreography. Broadway Company Dancers showcase their passion for theater and dance on the competition stage throughout the season. Jr. Broadway Company and Broadway Company will compete one competitive Musical Theater routine at the intermediate or advanced level of competition.
A competitive level Tap Company that focuses on performance, character, theater, stage presence, showmanship, sound, technique and choreography. Tap Company Dancers showcase their passion for Tap and dance on the competition stage throughout the season. Tap Company will compete one competitive Tap routine at the intermediate or advanced level of competition.
» Jr. Hip Hop Force monthly Tuition - additional $15 monthly to main Company tuition
» Hip Hop Force 1 monthly Tuition - additional $15 monthly to main Company tuition
» Hip Hop Force monthly Tuition - additional $15 monthly to main Company tuition
» Jr. Broadway Company monthly Tuition - additional $15 monthly to main Company tuition
» Broadway Company monthly Tuition - additional $15 monthly to main Company tuition
» Tap Company monthly Tuition- additional $15 monthly to main Company tuition, including unlimited maximum.
» The Force Company monthly Tuition- additional $15 monthly to main Company tuition
Includes all required team classes. Add $15 for each additional recreational class added that is not included on your dancer's required Company Shcedule. Student registration fee is $35 for the first student and $10 for each additional student. Competitive team family discount of 15% (applies to team members only).
COMPANY DRESS CODE - ALL TEAMS Also see the attire requirements for other non-competitive classes enrolled in
Company Classes: - Any fitted dance top, mini top, or solid colored skirtless leotard (no t-shirts or tank tops) - Any dance shorties (no athletic short, street shorts, pants or skirts. leggings allowed) - Tan/nude colored tights optional - Dance leg warmers may be worn in colder months (optional) - Hair up a in a clean ponytail or completely up in another style - JAZZ: Tan slip-on jazz shoes - TAP: Black leather slip-on jazz shoe style tap - LYRICAL/CONTEMPORARY: barefoot, nude color lyrical shoe, or any color dance pawz or foot undeez
Special Rehearsals or competition rehearsals: - G-Force team uniform - Pack all dance shoes - Nude/tan dance tights may be worn in colder months - Hair up in Bun
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Company Financial Obligations Please read before signing up for Company Auditions!!!
G-PODS (GREAT PARENTS OF DANCERS) Dance requires time commitment as well as financial commitment. Competitive dance opens up a world of art, expression, life skills, and discipline.... as well as your wallets. We understand that the financial commitments associated with the competitive dancer can be overwhelming at times. We believe that behind every great dancer is a great dance parent that sacrifices to give the gift of dance to their child or children. G-Force Dance Legacy has developed a fundraising organization open to all parents of Company dancers, G-PODS, to help with the financial obligations and commitments associate with being a part of a competitive dance Company. G-PODS (Great Parents of Dancers) is an organization that allows you to choose what fundraising options you would like to participate in to help lessen or completely cover the costs of dance!!! Both group and independent fundraisning options are available to you. Now, you can have the option to help make the personal expense of your child's competitive dance training be more affordable without choosing between your wallet and the incredible gift of dance.
Team Training Camp- *Fee Due Upon Company Registration* Bitty, Mini, Petite, Junior, Junior 2, Teen, Senior, Petite Elite, Junior Elite, Teen Elite, Senior Elite, The Force Company: 1-week Summer Team Training Camp (the week after Company auditions). Fees are due at the first team meeting along with registration (September Tuition with Registraion Fee) , mandatory in-studio master class fee (August 19th), and Team Gear orders (see pricing list below).
Bitty$45 Mini, Petite, Junior, Junior 2:$50 Petite Elite, Junior Elite, Teen Elite, Senior Elite:$65 The Force Company:additional $10 with regular Company Team Training Camp Fee
Mandatory In-Studio Master Class- *Fee Due Upon Company Regisration* We will hold several in-studio master classes throughout the season, with one being mandatory for all Company Dancer ages 7 and up. Cross Pointe Dance Master Class will be held on August 19th at G-Force Dance Legacy, will be taught by dance professionals in the industry that. Dancers will take part in a group discussion with the master class instructors, Ballet, Contemporary and Broadway Musical Theater classes for a total of 4 and a half hours of instruction. Payment for Cross Pointe Dance Master Class will be due upon Company Registration after Company Auditions. Please see fees below.
Early Cross Pointe Dance Master Class Fee (if paid before June 11th, 2017):$80 Regular Cross Pointe Dance Master Class Fee:$95
Company Registration- *Fee Due Upon Company Registration* Takes place at the first Team meeting two days after auditions. All Company Dancers MUST enroll in all required team classes. Please see tuition and registration fee information for details on payment during registration. Payment for the first month of dance, registration fee as well as payment for the Cross Pointe Master Class is due upon registration completion. Any Team Gear orders for the new season must also be placed and paid for upon registration.
Regional Competitions and Entry Fees $35-$55 for groups, $50-$115 for solo, duet, trio Team members will take part in 2-3 local regional competitions yearly starting in January in some cases. Extra weekend rehearsals and meetings will be scheduled prior to and during competition season during the specified times on the studio class schedule.
National Competition and Fees $45-$60 for groups, $70-$120 for solo, duet, trio Team members will take part in 2 nationals at competitions where regional qualification is achieved. You will be informed during the team meeting as to where and when we will attend competition during the season. All competitions are in-state competitions unless otherwise specified.
Dance Convention Company and Elite Company dancers will take part in at least 1 mandatory dance convention yearly. Certain selected team routines may compete at Convention. An entry fee is required for routines competing.
--Tiny, Mini & Petite convention fee:$80- $95 --Petite Elite & Juniors convention fee:$125-$165 --Teens & Seniors convention fee:$175-$185
Costume Fees Price per competitive routine costume will range from $100-$185 for group routines. All recreational class costumes are added into your yearly costume total. Special solo, duet, trio, or production costume price may vary depending on custom detail or custom design. costumes may be eligible for special awards at competition.